Barn Swallow

The Art and Craft of Bird Photography (Hunt’s Photo)

The Art and Craft of Bird Photography
Location: Hunts Photo, Melrose, MA
Date: Saturday September 30, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Shawn Carey and Michael Milicia will lead this one-day seminar crammed with tips and techniques that will help bring your avian imagery to the next level.

Topics will include fieldcraft, composition, exposure, autofocus, histograms, minimizing noise, camera setup, flight photography, and a brief primer on getting started with video. There will also be a discussion about bird photography hot spots in New England and beyond, as well as some tips for traveling with your gear.

The program will close with a general Q&A session. The content and presentation will be suitable for beginners as well as more experienced bird photographers.

Please note: This event is lecture-based and will go very deep into discussion about how and where to best photograph. However, there will be no photographing. To conserve on space, please keep any gear that you are bringing to a minimum. We would recommend only a camera, a notepad and pen. There is no need to bring a tripod or any extensive lenses.

Hudsonian Godwit
Short-billed Dowitcher, Ruddy Turnstone, Hudsonian Godwit & Sanderling


Marsh Wren, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Concord, Massachusetts
Mike Milicia
Shawn Carey
Myakka River State Park
Sarasota, Florida


Hunt’s Photo: Tanzania A Photographer’s Journey

Tanzania: A Photographer’s Journey

East Africa evokes images of vast grasslands teeming with exotic animals. Enormous herds of wildebeests, zebras, antelopes, and gazelles graze under the watchful eyes of Africa’s great predators. It is nature at its most wild. In a region abundant with wildlife, perhaps no country is as celebrated as Tanzania. Home to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park, Tanzania is a nature enthusiast’s paradise.

For this special presentation, join wildlife photographer Shawn Carey on an adventure into the heart of Tanzania. We’ll take a safari vehicle into the country’s spectacular national parks and see the “Big Five”—African Elephant, Black Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Lion, and Leopard—in all their glory. Along the way, we’ll search for and photograph Cheetahs, Giraffes, Black-backed Jackals, and Hippos. And we’ll encounter a panoply of Tanzania’s wonderful and amazing birds, including the Greater Flamingo, Lilac-breasted Roller, Little Bee-eater, Giant Kingfisher, and Grey-crowned Crane—the country’s national bird. If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting East Africa and its incredible wildlife, this is a journey you’ll never forget. And it may just have you planning your own African adventure.

Hunts Photo
100 Maine Street
Melrose, MA

Date: Thursday September 21, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Zebra, Tarangire Nationl Park, Tanzania


Lion, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Hunt’s Photo: Iceland Land of Midnight Sun

Iceland Land of Midnight Sun
Hunt’s Photo
Date: Thursday September 14, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM

Iceland abounds in natural splendor: Waterfalls and glaciers, panoramic views and otherworldly landscapes. It is a land of Northern Lights and midnight sun. And it is the realm of one of the world’s most charming and iconic birds: the Atlantic Puffin.

During the summer months, Iceland’s round-the-clock sunlight allows us to see a panoply of birds which accompany the puffins in nesting frenzy. Come along with wildlife photographer Shawn Carey as he shares images and stories from his recent journey across Iceland. Along the way, we’ll meet Black-tailed Godwits, Arctic Terns, Red-necked Phalaropes, Razorbills, and Black Guillemots.  We’ll visit fjords, mountains, grasslands, and lava fields.  Join us as we explore the wildlife and wonder of Iceland and discover why it’s a place no birder  or bird photographer should miss.

Latrabjarg bird cliffs, Iceland


Atlantic Puffin
Latrabjarg bird cliffs, Iceland